indent Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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indentverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈdent/
to ​begin a ​line of written or ​printedtext after ​leavingextraspace, ​compared with the ​place where other ​linesbegin: Normally each new ​paragraph is indented.
(Definition of indent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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indentverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdent/ specialized

indent verb [T] (SPACE)

[T] publishing to make a ​space at the ​edge or on the ​surface of something: Each new ​paragraph should be indented about two ​centimetres from the ​margin.

indent verb [T] (REQUEST)

[I] UK business to make an ​officialrequest for ​goods: We indented for the ​enginespares last ​month.

indentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.dent/ specialized

indent noun [C] (SPACE)

publishing a ​space at the ​edge or on the ​surface of something

indent noun [C] (REQUEST)

UK business an ​officialrequest for ​goods: We made an indent for the ​enginespares last ​week.
(Definition of indent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indent”
in Spanish sangrar…
in Vietnamese sắp chữ lùi vào…
in Malaysian membuat inden…
in Thai ย่อหน้า…
in French renforcer…
in German einrücken…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空间, 在…边沿(或表面)留出空间…
in Indonesian membuat alinea baru, membuat takik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空間, 在…邊緣(或表面)留出空間…
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